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A PILOT recently convicted in connection with a $1m drug seizure will remain behind bars until the conclusion of his appeal, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.
RESIDENTS and businesses in Harbour Island have formed a “coalition” to fight the reinstatement of a horse riding enterprise on the basis that the owner, Byron Bullard, cannot sustain the practice “humanely”.
A Freeport Container Port company ambulance is on loan as “back up” to the Rand Memorial Hospital, which is facing a shortage of working ambulances in Grand Bahama.
STUDENTS who do not meet the new immigration requirements for the fall semester will have until the end of December to produce the required documents before the Immigration Department intervenes, according to Education Director Lionel Sands.
PRIME Minister Perry Christie yesterday defended the government’s proposal to implement its proposed National Health Insurance scheme and lashed out at “rich doctors” and politicians who have the money to afford private healthcare.
THE government is awaiting a recommendation from the National Tripartite Council on what the country’s new minimum wage should be, Labour Minister Shane Gibson said yesterday.
THE Court of Appeal awarded more than $300,000 in general damages to a man who became a paraplegic as a result of an incident with police officers in Freeport, Grand Bahama.
PUPILS from five schools in South Andros gathered for a special assembly at Kemp’s Bay High School on Monday as the Governor General, Dame Marguerite Pindling, and Prime Minister Perry Christie, visited and took time to inspire them to aim high.
HEALTH Minister Dr Perry Gomez yesterday insisted that the inefficiencies within the public health care system underscore the need for National Health Insurance, saying the government hopes to upgrade facilities to improve care throughout the country.
NINETY per cent of ambulance delays in New Providence in 2012-2013 were due to “a lack of availability of a unit”, a report prepared by the government’s international consultants Sanigest Internacional found.
DISNEY Cruise Line has confirmed that there were two swimming incidents – one fatal, one serious – involving passengers on two separate cruise ships last week at Castaway Cay.